Robert Littal Presents BlackSportsOnline The Best in Sports & Sports Entertainment Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:14:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 TNT’s Kevin Harlan Takes Ball to Head, Calls Own Replay (Video) Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:12:54 +0000 KevinHarlan

While calling tonight’s Bulls-Lakers game, TNT announcer Kevin Harlan became part of the action after taking a loose ball to the head. Ever the professional, Harlan not only stayed in the game, but went on to call his own replay like an absolute boss.


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Marshawn Lynch, GRONK & Conan Play Mortal Kombat X (Video) Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:49:11 +0000 Marshawn-Lynch-Rob-Gronkowski

Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski are busy preparing for the Super Bowl on Feb. 1, but that isn’t stopping them from having some fun. Conan O’Brien somehow gets Lynch to show his fun side, and even gets a lesson on how to do the “Lynch crotch grab” as they play “Mortal Kombat X”.

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The Beast Mode Pop Up Shop is Selling at The Super Bowl (Photo) Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:53:12 +0000 Marshawn

If we know one thing and one thing only, we know that Marshawn Lynch has stepped his business game up his second time around at the Super Bowl.

This year Marshawn Lynch came back to the Super Bowl with a calculated approach, and a brand to turn the tables on the league, and make this work for him.

“Beast Mode” was born. All week Lynch has been sporting his apparel at the Super Bowl media days, and his fans have responded resoundingly, as Darren Rovell reports.

Lynch’s Beast Mode clothing line is in its infancy, but it has the makings of a legitimate operation.

The business is a partnership between Lynch and the agency that represents him, Relativity Sports. Chris Bevans, a former Nike apparel designer, runs the label, which currently has about 25 different products.

“If we do this right, Beast Mode could be doing $50 million in sales within the next five years,” said Bevans, who insists Lynch has already received calls from big players in the apparel space who offered to run the business.

The “Beast Mode” Pop-up Shop has been selling gear (like we see below) left and right, which is a definite good thing for Lynch since the league has found itself adept at mining the lining’s of his pockets.


I don’t know about you, but I’m always happy to see an athlete making money for himself. Call me crazy, but I’m also glad to see Marshawn Lynch coming into his own as not only a successful man, but a successful business man throughout this process.

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Kanye West: I Felt ‘Suffocated’ by NIKE (Video) Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:05:29 +0000 Kanye West Jesus David Stern

Kanye has never been one to bite his tongue and now he is speaking out about his ex relationship with NIKE.

According to Complex, Kanye spoke about his past relationship with NIKE and how he feels now with the Adidas brand on the Ellen Degeneres Show. He says:

“Because of this adidas deal, they allowed me a little bit of oxygen. Adidas allowed me to make my whole clothing line and it was just a little bit of oxygen.”

“You guys were seeing someone being suffocated by a perception. Being suffocated by people in a position that could blatantly see, ‘Wow, the Yeezys did really good, he was this influential, but we’re not gonna give him a shot at something else.”

Glad to see Kanye break away from a company that wasn’t all in with him. His Adidas collab hasn’t been released yet, but I’m sure it will be worth the wait.

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Marshawn Lynch Breaks Down the Art of the ‘Crotch Grab’ on Conan (Video) Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:00:21 +0000 marshawn-lynch-crotch-grab

At this point the NFL media, me included, has to understand one thing.   If it don’t make ‘Money Lynch’ any dollars — then talking to you really makes no sense.

Lynch has had no problem engaging with others on the talk show circuit — pile-driving his ‘Beast Mode’ brand into the heads of everyone preparing for the Super Bowl.

While Lynch was on Conan with Gronk the other night, O’Brien asked him to break down his famous “crotch grab” celebration.

Beast Mode was more than willing to oblige.

You gotta love him.

h.t Bleacher Report

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Vince Carter Goes Down with Leg Injury (Video) Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:09:23 +0000 image
Vince Carter of the Memphis Grizzlies has suffered what appears to be a lower left leg injury. This was a non-contact injury and his return to the game is in question.

Check out the video:


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Oregon State Student Caught Filming Porn In Campus Library Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:48:37 +0000 Oregon state university library porno

Oregon Live reports that a former Oregon State University student shot a porno in an on campus library.

The woman was identified Thursday as 19-year-old Kendra Jane Sunderland. 

The video was posted on the adult website Pornhub, but has since been removed.

Steve Clark, an Oregon State University spokesman, said university leaders learned about the video on Tuesday but it is believed the film was recorded during the fall semester.

Clark said as soon as university leaders learned of the video, they took action. Oregon State Police launched an investigation and cited Sunderland.

If she’s found guilty of the misdemeanor she faces, she could face one year in prison and a hefty $6250 fine.

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Mizzou’s Keanau Post ‘Punches’ Devin Booker’s Dunk Attempt (Video) Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:45:35 +0000 booker-post

Missouri’s 6’11 senior, Keanau Post, is not a guy to be played with. Kentucky’s 6’5 freshman, Devin Booker, found out the hard way when he tried posterize Post.

Booker got his dunk punched, and his feelings hurt in the process.

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Dwyane Wade’s Ex-Wife False Arrest Lawsuit Tossed By Judge Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:15:44 +0000 Dwyane Wade and ex wife

Dwyane Wade’s ex, Siohvaughn Funches, keeps him in the courtroom. She’s already lost custody of their two boys, but now she saying she was framed into losing.

According to NBC Chicago, Siovaughn filed a lawsuit saying that Wade’s attorney and Dolton County a police framed her into losing the custody battle.  She is also claiming that when Dolton police arrived to her home in 2012 to arrest her for attempted child abduction, they attacked her to where she had injuries of a torn rotator cuff and asthma and panic attacks.

Though charges against Funches-Wade of resisting arrest and attempted child abduction were eventually dropped, U.S. District Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan wrote in a ruling published Thursday that “the fact that no convictions resulted in the following criminal proceedings does not mean that the police lacked probable cause to arrest Funches-Wade.”

Wade’s attorney, James Pritikin, had called police to Funches-Wades’ house, accusing her of violating a family court judge’s visitation order by keeping her kids from her ex, who she grew up with in south suburban Robbins.

But Der-Yeghiayan ruled, “There are no facts that plausibly suggest that Pritikin was lying to the police on behalf of his client.”

This lady just needs to let it go.  Dragging each other in and out of court is only hurting the children in the end.

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TV Station Plays Porn in Background During Hockey Game (Video) Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:08:30 +0000 predators-porn

I don’t know what’s going on here, but somebody’s in deep trouble. Someone in the Fox Sports Tennessee digital team seems to have their midgame porn mixed in with the live audio of the Predators game.

H.T Greg

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Kevin Durant and Nike Criticized in Religious Website Campaign (Photos) Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:45:45 +0000 kd-god

I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything like this.

Recently, an anti-Durant and anti-Nike campaign named TownofloveOKC was launched online, claiming that Durant insulted God by signing his deal with Nike.

The website makes all types of wild and salacious claims bordering on delusional.


Durant is named among the likes of Sam Bradford and Tim Tebow as those who have “obeyed Satan.” That’s right, Tim Tebow.


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UAB Head Coach Hopeful Football Team Will Return In 2016 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:41:24 +0000 uab-bill-clark

Since the UAB football program was eliminated by university president Ray Watts, head coach Bill Clark has had quite a dilemma on his hands. With his former players and coaches heading to different schools and positions all over the country, there was no reason for Clark to not do the same and take another job.

Since the announcement the alumni, faculty, students and community have banded together to fight the decision made by Watts and have passed votes of no confidence in Watts as the president of UAB.

Clark has had his named linked to several jobs since December, including jobs within the state of Alabama. Despite possibly being able to move on to another job, Clark has opted to sit out the 2015 season and is remaining hopeful that the UAB football program will be restored next year.

Bill Clark has had opportunities to take another coaching job since UAB shut down its football program, he told Thursday, but he’s decided not to coach during the 2015 season for two main reasons.

He’ll become fully vested in the state retirement system within a year, and he sees “a glimmer of hope” that the UAB program may be revived.

If UAB football is reinstated this year, Clark said, there’s “a definite possibility” he would return as head coach, “but it would have to be done correctly.”

Clark, a long-time high school and college football coach in Alabama, called it “a big deal” to become fully vested in the Retirement Systems of Alabama. He said he’ll reach the RSA’s 25-year threshold this year. UAB continues to pay him for the final two years of his original three-year contract.

Clark said staying in the state was one of the reasons “it made so much sense” to take his first Football Bowl Subdivision head coaching job at UAB a year ago.

“My heart is still at UAB,” Clark said. “I love those people.”

He said he preferred not to speak about specific jobs, but he said the rumors that he might join the coaching staffs at Alabama, Auburn or LSU “was more speculation.”

“My heart is in being a head coach,” he said.

Clark said he was hurt professionally and personally when UAB President Ray Watts announced Dec. 2 that the school was discontinuing its football program, effective immediately. The Blazers had finished 6-6 to get bowl-eligible for the first time since 2004, and Clark was named Conference USA coach of the year.

“I’m just now starting to recover from losing our players and coaches,” he said. “It was heading in the right direction.”

The recent announcement that UAB has put together an Athletics Assessment Task Force to take another look at the decision to eliminate football has given Clark “a glimmer of hope” that the program may be reinstated.

“There’s a glimmer of hope for me and a lot of folks,” he said. “I love Birmingham and I love the state of Alabama, but a lot of things would have to happen, and it would have to be done correctly.”

Clark’s plans for the rest of the year include staying close to the game he loves. He spoke to the Spanish Fort High School football banquet Wednesday night, and he’ll be speaking at coaching clinics in Atlanta, Chicago and Orlando in the coming weeks.

He said he’s gotten invitations to visit spring practice at a number of schools, such as Oregon, and he also may visit some NFL teams.

“I’ll try to go and learn,” he said. “It’ll be fun.”

Clark also may put together a camp or two of his own this summer “to give back” to the game.

When next season begins, he hopes to do some television work as an analyst, perhaps on the SEC Network.

“Not sure how that’ll work out,” he said, “but I want to stay connected to the game.”

My heart still hurts for Coach Clark. He achieved so much more than anyone expected him to do with UAB in 2014 and he wasn’t awarded at all for his efforts. I am glad he is taking the year off to see if the program is brought back and I know the people around UAB are too. The community has banded together to fight the forces working against the program and as an alum of UAB, I am very proud of the students, faculty and alumni for fighting the good fight.


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Comcast CSR Sent Customer Bill Under The Name ‘A**hole Brown’ Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:36:44 +0000  

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Customer service representatives can be so rude and pushy sometimes.  You call to cancel something and they will find a way to make you end up spending more money.  Two Comcast customers were mortified when they received their cable bill addressed to ‘A**hole Brown.’

According to,

Lisa and Ricardo Brown said they wanted to cancel the cable on their Comcast account – which cost them $60 – after suffering financial difficulties.

But Mrs. Brown said the customer service representative transferred her to a retention specialist who attempted to persuade her to keep the cable and sign a new two-year contract.

When the couple, from Spokane, Washington, received their next bill, Mr. Brown’s name had been changed from Ricardo Brown to ‘A**hole Brown.’

And shockingly, when Mrs. Brown tried to get the profanity removed and name corrected, she faced difficulties.

Mrs. Brown was contacted by Rhonda Weaver, a Comcast senior director of government affairs, who promised to waive the $60 cancellation fee.

Ms. Weaver also said Comcast was investigating the name change and would terminate the employee who was responsible.

But Mrs. Brown felt this was insufficient, adding: ‘This is unacceptable. I am requesting everything back I paid Comcast for doing this to me.’

The Brown’s received a full refund of the two years they have had cable with Comcast. Can you imagine two full years worth of cable bills back in your account? I need Comcast to make a mistake on my next bill too.

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Suge Knight Kills Victim In a Hit and Run; Manhunt Ongoing Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:29:38 +0000 Suge Knight Mugshot

Suge Knight just can’t seem to keep himself out of trouble. This time, looks like he may find himself behind bars for awhile.

According to TMZ,

Suge Knight got into a fight on the set of a film project in Compton, and ran over a man … and we’re told the victim is dead … and Suge fled the scene.

Multiple witnesses tell us some kind of shoot — possibly for a movie or documentary — was going down with Game, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre when Suge pulled up in his car. We’re told a fight broke out between Suge and 2 crew members. Suge got back into his car, took the wheel and threw the vehicle in reverse … and ran over a bystander.

It’s unclear at this point if the victim was connected to the film project.

Sources connected with Suge tell TMZ … the 2 men who fought Suge were the instigators. Our sources say Suge was scared because he’s in frail health — in addition to being shot 6 times last summer, he recently almost died from a blood clot.

Sources tell TMZ … the victim is Terry Carter, who we’re told is a friend of Suge’s, who arrived with him at the scene. Our sources say Carter was in the process of walking to the passenger door of Suge’s vehicle, but happened to be in the rear when Suge gunned it. Another man was also hit … Cle “Bone” Sloane — who’s appeared in “Training Day” and “End of Watch” — suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Sources tell TMZ Suge’s lawyer is arranging for his client’s surrender to the Sheriff’s Dept.

Really Suge? Someone just lock him up already.

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LeBron Sends Congrats to Wade & Others; Seems to Have Forgot Someone Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:24:13 +0000 Chris Bosh LeBron

Forever leaving Chris Bosh out……

There seems to be something missing from LeBron and Bosh’s relationship that we don’t know about. No one says they have to be BFFs but if it wasn’t for Bosh, LeBron probably have no rings (came back from rib injury in 1st title run & had two critical rebounds in the Game 6 Ray Allen shot game). He could at least tweet him a congratulations.

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Report: Dwight Howard Could Miss “extended time” With Knee Injury Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:19:09 +0000 dwight-howard

Dwight Howard’s lingering knee issue could be the difference between a Rockets championship run and a first round exit.

Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the three-time Defensive Player of the Year could miss significant time due to a knee injury.

The Rockets are currently in a three-way tie with the Clippers and Blazers for the third-best record in the Western Conference. Losing four or five games out west comparable to losing 10-15 straight in the east.

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Charles Barkley Slanders Gabrielle Union’s Acting Skills (Video) Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:09:16 +0000 Charles Barkley Gabrielle Union

It started with a simple tweet over a disagreement if D Wade should be an All-Star.

Barkley was not amused, but the lack of rings comments.

Then Twitter reacted…

Just another day on Inside the NBA.

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Durant, Harden Headline NBA All-Star Reserves Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:39:16 +0000 Kevin Durant Helps James Harden Score Blindfolded.

The NBA just announced the 2015 Eastern and Western Conference All-Star reserves. They are headlined by a loaded Western Conference squad that included reigning MVP Kevin Durant and scoring leader James Harden.

Eastern Conference reserves: Chris Bosh (Heat), Jimmy Butler (Bulls), Al Horford (Hawks), Kyrie Irving (Cavaliers), Paul Millsap (Hawks), Jeff Teague (Hawks), Dwyane Wade (Heat)

Western Conference reserves: LaMarcus Aldridge (Blazers), Tim Duncan (Spurs), Kevin Durant (Thunder), James Harden (Rockets), Chris Paul (Clippers), Klay Thompson (Warriors), Russell Westbrook (Thunder)

Jimmy Butler, Jeff Teague and Klay Thompson were the first time selection.

The reserves join 10 All-Star Starters named last week.

Eastern Conference starters: John Wall (Wizards), Kyle Lowry (Raptors), LeBron James (Heat), Pau Gasol (Bulls), Carmelo Anthony (Knicks)

Western Conference starters: Stephen Curry (Warriors), Kobe Bryant (Lakers), Anthony Davis (Pelicans), Blake Griffin (Clippers), Marc Gasol (Grizzlies)

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Body Parts Found In Suitcase Near Twitter Headquarters Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:33:46 +0000 image

Is Twitter beef being taken to the next level? According to,

A suitcase containing ‘dismembered body parts of a human being,’ was found outside the Twitter headquarters in San Francisco on Wednesday, police say.

The horrific discovery was made when officers responded to a call of a suspicious package just after 4 p.m., according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Police found a roller-type suitcase that had been left next to a pile of garbage at the corner of 11th and Market Streets, police spokeswoman Grace Gatpandan said, “The body was so mutilated that cops had to call in a medical examiner to determine if the remains were human or animal,” USA Today reports. Investigators are still searching to determine if there are any other body parts in the area,” Gatpandan said Wednesday evening. “This was an extremely gruesome crime scene.”

Police have a person of interest but have not let any details about who that person is available to the public.

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NFL Won’t Question Pats Players About Deflate-Gate Until After SB Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:31:29 +0000 Roger Goodell, Robert Kraft

The NFLPA announced that the league has decided to not question Patriots players about the deflated footballs used in the AFC title game before the Super Bowl on Sunday.

The entire Deflate-Gate topic has been an enormous distraction leading up to the Super Bowl, so I would say the league was trying to avoid distracting, but they have already created one. I will be glad when we are able to move past this entire issue, because this entire conversation about deflated footballs is old and I am tired of hearing about it. Unfortunately if New England does end up winning on Sunday we will probably continue to hear about this for the foreseeable future.

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